Three winners will each receive $500 (plus publication payment).
Publication in Event 37/3 (December 2008). Other manuscripts may be published. Preliminary judging by the editors of Event.
Final Judge: Timothy Taylor is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of the novels Stanley Park and Story House. He is the recipient of three National Magazine Awards and the Journey Prize. He is a columnist with The Globe and Mail and a Contributing Editor at both enRoute Magazine and Vancouver Magazine. His writing on arts and culture has also appeared in Saturday Night, Toro, Food & Wine, The National Post, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. He lives in Vancouver.
Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Check your library for back issues of Event with previous winning entries and judges’ comments. Contest back issues are available from Event for $7.42 (includes GST and postage; US$7 for American residents; CAN$12 for overseas residents).
Note: Previously published material, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. The writer should not be identified on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, address, phone number / email, and the title(s) of the story (stories) enclosed. Include a SASE (Canadian postage / IRCs /US$1). Douglas College employees are not eligible to enter.
Entry fee: Multiple entries are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $29.95 entry fee (includes GST and a one-year subscription; make cheque or international money order payable to Event). Those already subscribing will receive a one-year extension. American and overseas entrants please pay in US dollars.
Deadline for entries: Postmarked April 15, 2008.
Send entries to:
Creative Non-Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 2503
New Westminster, BC
Canada V3L 5B2
Tel.: (604) 527-5293